Run the London Marathon with #TeamNSPCC in April 2024
The TCS London Marathon is the ultimate bucket-list event. You'll join 50,000 other runners to take on the UK's biggest marathon and run past iconic London landmarks to help change children's lives.
Running the London Marathon with NSPCC means you'll receive bespoke training support from a personal trainer, an NSPCC running vest, and incredible support on the day including food and a free massage.
Whether this is your first marathon or you're a seasoned pro, running as part of #TeamNSPCC will be a challenge you'll remember.
Join our team and do something amazing for children.
Apply for a London Marathon charity place
Our London Marathon charity place applications are now closed. Please register your interest via the link below to hear when places become available.
Why run for the NSPCC?
Personalised NSPCC goodies
You'll receive a charity running vest that you can personalise with your name so we can cheer you on as you run past our many cheer points! We'll also send you extra goodies if you reach our fundraising milestones!
Fundraising and training support
Fundraising support via email. Access to a personalised training plan from our training partner Full Potential. Regular Zoom calls where you can talk to the training experts. You'll have everything you need and more!
Amazing on-the-day experience
We have 6 cheer points along the route, so you'll never be far from a morale-boosting cheer from us! We also have a heroes' reception waiting for you at the finish line where you can enjoy fun, food, fizz and a sports massage.
How it works
To apply for a charity place with #TeamNSPCC, please complete our application form.
Remember to tell us why you'd like to join #TeamNSPCC, and how you're going to fundraise. The more detail you can provide, the better!
We'll contact you if we're able to offer you a place with #TeamNSPCC. We receive a large number of applications, so it could take up to 2 weeks for us to respond.
Personal training from Full Potential
Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.
- a plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
- access to real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
- training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
- access to the #TeamNSPCC Facebook group and #TeamNSPCC Strava group to help you keep in touch with your teammates.
Get started today with our running training zone. You'll find everything from injury advice to nutrition advice.
"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant
The registration fee for the 2024 TCS London Marathon is £100. We ask all our charity place fundraisers to raise at least £2,200 to help us keep children safe.
Not everyone who applies for the 2024 TCS London Marathon is successful. If we're not able to offer you a place on #TeamNSPCC, we'll refund the £100 registration in full.
On event day, you'll be able to find us at various points around the route. In the morning, we'll be at the start area in Greenwich Park for a team meet and photo.
We'll have 6 #TeamNSPCC cheer stations around the course where your friends and family can join us to give you the loudest whoops and cheers as you pass.
And last but not least, we'll have a post-race reception just minutes away from the finish line where we'll have everything you need to feel like a champion. This includes a massage, food and refreshments, a glass of bubbly and that winning photo!
Our London Marathon charity place applications are now closed. Please register your interest to hear when places become available.
If you've bought your own place directly with the event organisers, you can join #TeamNSPCC as an own place runner with no minimum fundraising target. We just ask that you raise what you can.
It takes place on Sunday 21 April 2024. You'll be joining around 50,000 runners as you take on the UK's biggest marathon! The world-famous route takes you past many of the capital's iconic landmarks, old and new.
If you can't find an answer to your question here, please email [email protected]. We're here to support you from 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.
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